Buhari condemns Benue killings.

Buhari condemns Benue killings.

The APC Presidential Campaign Organisation
(APCPCO) had deplored the frequent
resort to violence to deal with perceived
grievances by the people.
Reacting to the incident at Agatu Local
Government Area of Benue State, where
dozens, mainly women and children
were killed in cold blood by suspected
herdsmen, the APC Presidential said in a
statement in Abuja on Monday that the
resort to violence in whatever form is
not acceptable and justifiable, no matter
the grievances.
Mallam Garba Shehu, Director of Media
and Publicity of APCPCO quoted General
Buhari as deeply saddened that the
cordial relationships that once existed
between and among the people have
been replaced by intolerance and hate.
According to the statement, leadership is
the key to dealing with frequent
communal clashes between Fulanis and
Benue communities over disputes about
farmlands and grazing lands.
Shehu said political leaders should be
able to build trust among the people as
the basis for dialogue adding that “if the
people can no longer listen to their
leaders, such crises might persist and
make life more miserable for the
people.”
While condoling the families of the of
the latest victims of violence in Benue
State, the APCPCO called on all
politicians regardless of partisan divide,
to unite and speak with one voice over
these embarrassing incidents.
According to Shehu, the interested
parties should recognise the rights of
each other and be able to make
compromises for the sake of peace.
He explained that confidence building is
the only approach the people that could
bring the people together for dialogue at
the negotiation table, adding that “in
moments of tensions, leaders should
rise to the occasion and be part of the
solution.”
The APC Campaign advised Nigerians to
stop killing one another when they face
the basic challenges of survival facing
their lives including insecurity,
unemployment, hunger, disease and
poor governance caused by corruption
and other manifestations of bad
leadership.

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